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Syndication

Syndication commonly refers to an agreement between a broker and a third-party to advertise the broker’s listings on non-MLS websites. The syndication agreement's scope determines how the broker’s listings will be displayed on the Internet and where the listings will be displayed by the third-party.

April 2, 2015
Is your data spigot turning off on April 7, and you don't know what to do next? Learn about your MLS's data licensing options from industry attorney and consultant Brian Larson.
March 31, 2015
A checklist of issues for MLSs and brokers to consider when evaluating an agreement to directly license listing data to a third party. It addresses common licensing provisions related to data ownership, usage, display, and other standard contractual terms.
March 23, 2015
NAR’s MLS Policy Handbook states that MLSs are required to supply participants with the information necessary to create Automated Valuation Models. This checklist is a non-exhaustive list of issues to be considered prior to entering into a license agreement.
March 23, 2015
NAR’s MLS Policy Handbook states that MLSs are required to supply participants with the information necessary to create Automated Valuation Models. This Sample Agreement should be modified as necessary to fit the particular needs of the parties.
September 5, 2012
The new Real Estate Network extends the syndication of property listings to highly trafficked websites operated by real estate franchisors and brokerage networks at no charge and as a voluntary syndication option for brokers and Multiple Listing Services.
August 23, 2012
Brokers should consider these factors when deciding to distribute real estate listings through third-party sites.
July 1, 2012
Whether a syndication agreement is provided to the MLS, broker, or agent in the form of a contract or a Terms of Use page on the syndicator's website, it is imperative to read the fine print and ask questions. Use this checklist as a guide.
May 14, 2012
This article is about how to get the most out of listing syndication agreements for those who choose to pursue them.

Automated Valuation Models

NAR Legal Affairs created a "Checklist of Issues to Address in MLS Data License Agreements" and a sample "Data License Agreement." The Checklist is a non-exhaustive list of issues to be considered prior to entering into a license agreement and the sample Agreement should be modified as necessary to fit the particular needs of the parties. 

NAR Policy - Automated Valuation Models